Sarah Jean Thatcher Light, 61 of Enterprise. Sarah was born in McAllen Texas on Sept. 29, 1955 and passed away in Enterprise Jan. 3, 2017 suddenly at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. Sarah was the most kind hearted person I have ever known. She was the past owner of Curves women’s health club in Pendleton before her diabetes led to two strokes. She then lived in Enterprise for 8 years but wasn’t able to get to know many of you. She did meet and get cared for by the doctors and nurses at Winding Waters Clinic. I would like to thank Dr. Elizabeth Powers and all the doctors and nurses there for her care. She will be remembered for her loving spirit and the way she joked with the doctors.
She loved Wallowa County, especially in the summer. She loved her flowers and gardening and would spend hours out in the yard with her big floppy hat, pulling weeds. I would tease her because she was only able to use her left hand as her right side was weak so she would always wear out the left hand glove and have a perfect right hand glove to throw away. She accepted her fate and the way her life was after the strokes but sometimes she would remember the artist she was before she was disabled. She would say “I’m not disabled” and refuse to use a cane to help her walk. Yes she was stubborn but that was one of her endearing qualities. As the owner of Curves, many times a homeless women would come in looking for a job. Sarah would always give them a job and then give them Curves clothing to wear to work. Most of the time she would never see them again. One time she gave a girl a valuable Curves coat because she had no coat on. That was Sarah.
Sarah is survived by sisters Cindy, Liani and brothers Joe and Robert, many nieces and nephews, her puppy Ginger and by me, Michael Sasser.